We are asking for your help as our brothers and sisters in Texas are experiencing one of the biggest natural disasters they have ever faced.
Hurricane Harvey’s slow movement and a resulting deluge have hit Houston, Galveston Island, Corpus Christi, Beaumont-Port Arthur, parts of central Texas and many areas in between. And the danger from the torrential downpour is far from over.
Donate now to the Texas Workers Relief Fund to help working families in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. If you wish to donate by check please make it out to the “Texas Workers Relief Fund (memo:Hurricane Harvey)” and mail it to the Texas AFL-CIO, P.O. Box 12727, Austin, TX 78711.
We know from experience in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that outside support was integral to recovery from such a powerful disaster. Union members are extraordinarily generous in tough times. Events like Super-storm Sandy in the Northeast, much like Harvey in Texas demonstrate that union members are always ready to step up and help families in times of crisis.
The Texas Workers Relief Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable fund, which is overseen by the Texas AFL-CIO, provides direct help to union families in need.
We learned what it was like to experience hundred year storms with the death and destruction left in their wake. We cannot make everyone whole; but our movement can send a message of solidarity, a message that we are with working people badly harmed by Hurricane Harvey in heart, in soul and in spirit. On this Labor Day, let us dedicate ourselves to the working families who need our help urgently.
John R. Durso
President, Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO